We’re always excited when the VFTP is profiled in local media, as we were in the Vancouver Sun back in July, when Randy Shore investigated “What to Do With Your Excess Garden Bounty”. For those of you who speak French, you can also listen to Rosalind share the Fruit Tree Project story on Radio-Canada. And for those of you interested in learning about other food recovery initiatives around the world, be sure to check out this article in The Guardian!
Curious to learn about what the VFTP has been up to this season? Craving all the news from the grapevine? Whether it was harvesting almost 250 lbs of grapes from one household (pictured above) or gleaning hundreds of pounds of apples from public trees, welcoming dozens of new volunteers or crafting fruit jellies with our community partners, it has certainly been a bountiful season! Be sure to check out the Summer 2015 newsletter here.
The Vancouver Fruit Tree Project presents a documentary screening of:
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Just Eat It – A Food Waste Story
Date: Friday June 5, 2015
Location: 1655 William Street – Grandview Woodland Community Place
Donation @ Door: Suggested $5-15 Per Person
Also: Food, Drinks, Prizes, Community Partners
For more information or To RSVP
Synopsis: Just Eat It is a 74-minute documentary film about food waste and food rescue by Peg Leg Films, in partnership with British Columbia’s Knowledge Network. We all love food. As a society, we devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. So how could we possibly be throwing nearly 50% of it in the trash? And what are the environmental and societal impacts!
Film Awards Include:
– VIFF Impact Award – Vancouver International Film Festival
– Emerging Canadian Filmmaker & Top 20 Audience Choice – Hot Docs
– Best Canadian Documentary – Edmonton International Film Festival
– Best Canadian Feature – Planet in Focus
– Best Environmental Film – Sedona International Film Festival
Co-op Radio invited us to take over the airwaves as part of their Make a Better World segment.
Shannon, from the Project’s board, went down and rocked out with some Fruit Themed songs.
Check it out: Co-op Radio
We did an amazing 71 picks this season! And new updated numbers for pounds of fruit donated to our community partners is 4981lbs! What a great season!
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped us out this year…we could not have done it without all our amazing and dedicated pick leaders and volunteers!
As well, thank you to all the tree owners who let us in their backyards to pick their wonderful fruit, and to our amazing: workshop leaders (Darlene Tanaka and Richard Hallman), Caro our Coordinator, pruning expert Todd Barisky, and other supporters!
We’re taking a break for the winter now, but see you in 2015!
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